Want China Times
By: Staff Reporter
Jason Hu, vice chair of our parent group Want Want China Times and former Taichung mayor,
was named the winner of Visionary of the Year for 2015 by New York-based think tank the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) on Thursday.
He will accept the award and deliver a keynote speech at the 2015 Intelligent Community Awards Dinner during the think tank’s annual summit to be held from June 8 to 12 in Toronto, Canada. During which, mayors, chief administrative officers, chief information officers and economic development officers from around the world will exchange ideas on using information and communication technology to build a prosperous and sustainable community.
The former mayor of Taiwan’s central city Taichung won the award for increasing the city’s broadband accessibility, generating a workforce with digital and vocational skills by fostering alliances between universities and high-tech industries and building the Calligraphy Greenway that has become a center for culture, arts and commerce as well as the National Taichung Theater which is an opera house and a performing arts center. His effort transformed Taichung from an industrial city to a place with a vibrant culture and sustainable growth and he helped the city to win the 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year, said ICF. [FULL STORY]